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  • From the pen of the mayor 

    | Published on September 30, 2020 at 10:02am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Maplewood State Park open for viewing—even though Leaf Days cancelled by COVID By Brent Frazier, mayor City of Pelican Rapids  With the official arrival of autumn this past week, many of us have witnessed a lot of traffic traveling to the east of Pelican Rapids on State Highway 108. And what was the destination? No other destination… Read More

  • Ask a Trooper: 75 feet is maximum of trailer, boat towing combination

    | Published on September 30, 2020 at 9:53am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    By Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol Question:  How long can a trailer and a trailer boat combination be on the roadway? Answer:   Maximum length of towing vehicle and one trailer combined is 75 feet. (Fig. 2)  Maximum length of trailer allowed is 45 feet. Maximum allowed width of a vehicle is 102”.  Maximum… Read More

  • Looking BACK

    | Published on September 30, 2020 at 9:11am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    By Brenda Brand, Columnist Post-war boom in Pelican Rapids started with 1945 expansion of Olson’s mens wear store 100 years ago September 30, 1920 • Obey the Auto Driving Laws or Else The village authorities have decided to try to get auto drivers to obey the laws, and Marshall Ingalls is going after all who are evading the law. So many… Read More

  • Ask A Trooper: Road deaths on motorcycles on rise

    | Published on September 30, 2020 at 9:09am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Question: It seems like I am seeing more motorcycles than ever. Can you talk about their safety? Answer: Here is some information that was shared on the Department of Public Safety’s blog: https://dps.mn.gov/blog/Pages/20200824-make-every-motorcycle-ride-safe.aspx “With everything going on in the world today, a motorcycle ride can be the perfect escape. Leave your worries behind, put that helmet on,… Read More

  • Minnesota medical group ‘outraged’ by treatment of COVID-19 testers

    | Published on September 30, 2020 at 9:08am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    MMA Statement on COVID-19 from President Keith Stelter, MD On behalf of Minnesota physicians, the Minnesota Medical Association is greatly disturbed about recent events that have occurred as we try to control the COVID-19 pandemic in Minnesota.  Specifically, we are outraged over reports of door-to-door testers in greater Minnesota being met with intimidating racial and ethnic slurs… Read More

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